Monday, August 28, 2006

HAPPINESS

We often think
if things were different
we could be happy.

Happiness is not a result of other people
and certain circumstances.

Happiness is that
small core
of well being within
regardless
of what hell
rages outside.

It is true
we can live with extreme stress
and hurt
and pain
and it affects us more deeply
than even we can comprehend.

But still
set aside from all of this
is that personal relationship
with oneself
and with one's own personal God
that can blaze
and sing
until nothing else
can hold us for long.

Happiness
is inner
that
affects
the outer.

54 comments:

  1. every word is so true! Beautiful verse.

    Happiness is not a destination...it's journey.

    Huggggggz to the angel!
    Keshi.

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  2. I guess we all live too much in the world of If onlies...we need to learn to live in the world that is and not in the world that could have been!

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  3. what you said is exactly true, thats why i love this quote:
    "Salvation lies within"

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  4. How true, my friend! Your words ring deeply to my core. Happiness is in your inner core. It is a journey and no matter what happens in your life if you look on the positive and bright side it will set you free! You have such a way with words.
    Great one!!!

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  5. Oh Margie, u always hv a way of reaching to my soul, I was just thinking this moment that I wud hv been happier if things were different in my life and here u r with this beautiful poem.

    Yes, happiness is not a result of other pple and certain circumstances, but it is my choice whether to be happy or not.
    I hope I remmember this thruout tody and for always.

    Thank u Margie, Hugggz!

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  6. Thanks for the Hugggz Margie!!!! And the poem!!!

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  7. Very insightful margie...:)
    Happiness comes from certain set of attitudes rather than circumstances...isnt it?

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  8. Some people it seems will never get this, never. I have pounded my head against that wall trying in vein to get the point across that happiness is not OUT THERE. So much effort put forth in searching, so much missery discovered guised as hope.
    It is one of the most simple basic facts of life. It is also, apperantly, the most difficult to grasp.

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  9. "Happiness is not a result of other people
    and certain circumstances."

    How right you are. But sadly many of us blame the surroundings and circumstances.

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  10. You are so right margie. we keep chasing happiness but its right here inside us and its for us to discover. love this poem.

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  11. ah, margie, this is beautiful!
    and just what i needed tonight, thank you.

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  12. beautiful... very beautiful. Every word of it.

    You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
    -Albert Camus

    Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
    -Benjamin Disraeli

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  13. I have certainly found this to be the case in my own life. Thank you for your eloquent affirmations of what is so true!

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  14. I so wish I was feeling this way today...I should be.

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  15. I try daily and visiting here always helps...nice margie...very nice reminder...

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  16. Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
    Look to this Day!

    For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
    In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your Existence.

    The Bliss of Growth,The Glory of Action,The Splendor of Beauty;
    For Yesterday is but a Dream,
    And To-morrow is only a Vision;
    But To-day well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,

    And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
    Look well therefore to this Day!
    Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!

    Kalidasa

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  17. Thanks Keshi!
    Yes, happiness is a journey, not a destination!

    ** huggggz to the angel!

    You are too sweet!
    I am far from an angel!
    Huggggz to you angel!

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  18. prashant,
    Thank you!
    Love the quote:
    "Salvation lies within!"
    Beautiful!

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  19. ruth
    Thanks for visiting!
    Amen to your amen!

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  21. choices
    Thank you my friend!
    Joy to you!

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  22. christabelle

    ** Oh Margie, you always have a
    way of reaching to my soul!

    How you touched me with those
    words !
    Bless you!

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  23. You are welcome Pat!
    Miles and miles of Huggggz!

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  24. ozymandiaz
    Happiness is always within... never OUT THERE!

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  25. alex
    Glad to know you are in agreement!
    Take care!

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  26. "Happiness is inner that affects
    the outer.."

    Well-said! This is beautiful...

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  27. starry
    So glad you feel the same way!
    And happy you loved my poem!
    Take care!

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  28. polona

    ** ah,Margie this is beautiful
    and just what I needed tonight!

    I am so glad Polona!
    Thank you so much!

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  29. ari
    ** Beautiful, very beautiful
    every word of it

    Thank you for those kind words
    ari!

    And, also thanks for the
    wonderful quotes!

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  30. Thank you for the kind words Eileen!

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  31. kathi
    Hugggggz!
    I hope so much tomorow will be better!

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  32. keshi

    Hugs and many smiles on your journey!
    :)

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  33. thank you Kuan!
    And thank you for all that beautiful poem!:)

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  34. if u r far from an angel, I have NO HOPE in this world.

    to me u r an angel!

    Keshi.

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  35. Margie

    Apologies for being late. But I am here!! :)

    Nice words that have spread a fragrance all around. And distinctly different too. Glad to have u as a pal! :)

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  36. Happiness
    is inner
    that
    affects
    the outer - Wow Margie...Great, Awesome

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  37. /Happiness
    is inner
    that
    affects
    the outer./

    We are happy, but we still feel sad for nothing in our lives.

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  38. priya
    Thank you for your comment!

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  39. Keshi
    You have plenty of hope!
    I am not an angel, but how sweet that you think I am!
    Hugggggz!
    -Margie:)

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker